It seems the previous week was a slow one in Orkney, but community members made up for lost time this last week. There was a lot coming and going, and that will probably increase as Christmas approaches.
Les, Cathy and Nathan Bell headed north to Lacombe to have supper with their daughter/ sister, Kristi, on Saturday evening. Also enjoying the supper were Orkney friends, Teanna and Carson Maier from Rocky Mountain House. After supper they all attended a concert performed by Valdy which was put on as a fundraiser for a local charity.
Wanda Moar also did some travelling last weekend, to visit her mother, Cathy Berg, in Swift Current. Among other activities, they attended a Christmas banquet, which was a nice way to start the holiday season.
Sheri Mueller, too spent time with her parents, driving with them on their way south to the warmer climes of Arizona. She flew back from Las Vegas, midweek.
Judy and Mike Borwick were busy making the most of our winter weather by enjoying some early, November skiing. Last week they managed to ski at both Lake Louise and Nakiska.
Les and Cathy Bell took to the mountains as well last week. They enjoyed a quick trip to Kananaskis with Cathy’s brother and his wife, Martin and Lynn Wahl, of Calgary. They were much less active, though, and spent as much time as they could soaking in the hot tub.
We would like to wish MacKenna Moren a speedy recovery after her surgery. It sounds like she is doing well and we wish her all the best.
On the weekend, both Madi Mueller and Keara McGhee were home from school –from Vermilion and Calgary, respectively. Keara, along with her mother, Faye McGhee, and Sheri Mueller, Wanda Moar and Cathy Bell all attended the Children’s Christmas presentation at the Three Hills Arts Academy. The production included a couple of children’s choirs and a play entitled ‘The North Pole’s Got Talent’. It was a fun way to get into the Christmas mood.
With Christmas approaching quickly, plans are being made for Christmas in Orkney. What was originally called the Orkney Christmas Concert is now considered the Orkney Christmas Get-together, as there is no longer any concert or program involved. It’s a good way to connect with neighbours and enjoy some Christmas goodies, and will be held on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Centre.
There will also be a Christmas Eve service at the Orkney Presbyterian church. It will be a service of readings and carols on December 24 at 7:00 p.m. with a lunch to follow at the Community Centre. Everyone is most welcome.